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MadFriars' Interview: Kyle Gaedele

Gaedele has struggled in AA

SAN ANTONIO, TX - On August 19,1951, the St. Louis Browns in the midst of another dismal season in which they would lose over 100 games sent the great-uncle of current Padres' farmhand Kyle Gaedele to the plate as a pinch-hitter.

The unusual aspect of the situation, particularly when considering that Kyle is six-foot-three 220 lbs., is that his uncle Eddie was only three-foot-seven and is still the only man of that size ever to appear in a major league game. The event was stunt by the Brown's maverick owner Bill Veeck who was desperate to do anything to increase the team's attendance. The team drew a grand total of...

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